Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.6
Edema of larynx
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 478.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.6 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J38.4 Edema of larynx
Approximate Synonyms
  • Laryngeal edema
  • Reinke edema
  • Reinkes edema
  • Reinke's edema
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by swelling due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in the larynx
  • Abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissues of any part of the larynx, commonly associated with laryngeal injuries and allergic reactions
  • Swelling due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in the larynx
Applies To
  • Edema (of):
    • glottis
    • subglottic
    • supraglottic
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.6:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • glottis, glottic, glottides (obstructive) (passive) 478.6
      • allergic 995.1
      • due to external agent - see Condition, respiratory, acute, due to specified agent
    • larynx (see also Edema, glottis) 478.6
    • subglottic (see also Edema, glottis) 478.6
    • supraglottic (see also Edema, glottis) 478.6
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